Keating: I'm in a great place and ready to start living

Former Boyzone star Ronan Keating says he is “ready to start living” again thanks to his new partner Storm Uechtritz.

Former Boyzone star Ronan Keating says he is “ready to start living” again thanks to his new partner Storm Uechtritz.

The Dublin-born singer, who split from his wife Yvonne in 2011, met the Australian TV executive on the set of 'The X Factor' and the couple are now talking about marriage and possibly starting a family.

Ronan, 37, credits his 32-year-old girlfriend with helping him come to terms with the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately, telling Hello! Magazine: “Storm understood me and was there and it was everything to me.”

He added: “We became real good friends, and the chemistry got greater and greater and over time one thing led to another.

“I’ve never known anything like it – she’s my best friend.”

Uechtritz said the pair are already planning their wedding.

She said: “We’ve both found our soulmate and we know that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together. He’s amazing; I love him.”

She added: “We’ve talked about having a baby and it is a possibility for us, yes.”

Keating said: “I feel like I’m on the climb again, I’m feeling like it’s a bit of a rebirth for me, like I’m having a renaissance and a lot of that is down to Storm.

“I’m in a great place and I’m ready to start living.”

- Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.

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